Go Green - Cheap Ways To Be Eco-Friendly
It’s time to go green! Being eco-friendly is not only good for the environment but also your bank account too. Let's get frugal as we look at nine cheap ways you can be eco-friendly.
Cut Down On Food Waste
An estimated 1.9million ton of food is wasted by the food industry every year in the UK alone. While this is not only a huge waste of food and money, it also heavily contributes to the amount of CO2 being generated from landfills around the country.
Turn It Off
It’s time to hit that off switch! By doing so, you will not only see a huge improvement in your energy bills but also a significant reduction in your carbon footprint.
Reduce Water Use
Around five gallons of water is used by an average shower every minute! By spending one less minute in the shower could save nearly a thousand gallons of water every year. Making a small change to your routine not only reduces your water bill, It’s also better for the planet too.
From 5 August 2018, people living in the North West of England are going to be affected by a hosepipe ban in an effort to reduce water consumption.
Don’t idle your car
Exhaust fumes from your car contain a number of harmful gasses that contributes towards climate change. Most modern cars now come with an auto stop-start system. This system automatically shuts off the engine when at a stand still, reducing emissions and cutting fuel costs.
Clean fridge coils regularly
A build up of dust can potentially make your fridge work harder than it needs to run efficiently. Make sure to clean your fridge coils often to keep energy costs down.
Use LED Bulbs
Replace your conventional bulbs with LED light bulbs. They not only use less power than conventional bulbs, they also last much longer too! LED bulbs can last up to ten years meaning you will be replacing your light bulbs a lot less frequently.
Use Your Microwave
Microwaves are awesome! They are not only life savers for lazy people such as myself, they are also more energy efficient than you realise. Remember to switch off your microwave at the wall when it is not in use.
It may seem easier to simply throw something away once it stops working but fixing something is more environmentally friendly. The internet is your ally, sites such as YouTube and Facebook are full of informative videos there to help you fix practically anything.
Plastic pollution is a very real issue which many of us are now aware of thanks to big names speaking out. From plastic straws to food wrapping, we all need to do out part to reduce our plastic footprint.